"That’s the type of fight that the fans will enjoy," Belfort said of his Nov. 9 bout against Henderson, a fellow MMA legend. "It’s going to be intense. I have 14 weeks until the fight, and preparation requires dedication and sacrifice. I’ll focus on winning the fight. I’m preparing myself for a five-round intense fight. That’s the way I predict the fight going."
Belfort and Henderson are set to fight on Nov. 9 in Brazil, in the main event of UFC Fight Night 28.
"My division is the 185 pounds, absolutely," Belfort said. "I’m ranked there, but the Dan Henderson fight came in a good moment. He’s a fighter well ranked at 205, who has a fantastic history. But I’m not thinking about anything yet. My next mountain is Dan Henderson and that’s the mountain I want to climb. Dana White decides that. There’s a ranking, but I’m not worried about that. I’m only worried about beating Dan Henderson. The more victories I get, the highest I get."
Belfort and Henderson fought once, seven years ago inside the Pride ring. Belfort thinks the rematch will be another classic.
"It’s a rematch, so it won’t taste differently," Belfort told the media in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, during UFC Fight Night 28 on Wednesday. "It gives me more motivation. He’s a tough fighter, but I’ll be ready to dominate him for five rounds."
Belfort wants to keep rolling in order to get a title shot against Chris Weidman or Anderson Silva, while Henderson also looks to stay in the mix.